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Explanation: Parallel corpora are corpora where texts in two or more languages are aligned sentence by sentence or phrase by phrase.
The term parallel corpora is typically used in linguistic circles to refer to texts that are translations of each other. And the term comparable corpora refers to texts in two languages that are similar in content, but are not translations. In order to exploit a parallel text, some kind of text alignment, which identifies equivalent text segments (approximately sentences), is a prerequisite for analysis. (Some researchers take the next step and aim for lexical alignment.)
Comparable corpora are corpora on the same theme.
cchat Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 15